Lot 102 - 1976 Ford Cortina Mk. III 2000E
|Odometer reading||59,297 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,256|
In the late 1960s, Ford set about developing the third-generation Cortina, the Mk. III, which would be produced in higher volumes than previous, following the recent merger of Ford of Britain and Ford of Germany into the modern-day Ford of Europe. The 2000E reverted to the classy treatment offered by the 1600E and later Mk. IV and V Ghia models instead of the faux wood-grain trim offered by the GXL. The 2000E was also available as an estate version. Like many other Cortinas, Mk. III's were prone to rust and as a result it is estimated only about 1000 now survive. Because of their rarity and the fact that they are now seen as an iconic car of the mid-70s, prices for Mk. III's are rising steadily.
Having been stored for a number of years, this Cortina 2000E is fitted with manual transmission. Originally registered on 6th October 1976 this rare example has only had two owners, although it will require some work to put her in a roadworthy condition. However, the car is totally complete and appears to be largely original. The engine started immediately when requested and was one of the quietest Pinto engines we have ever heard. Supplied with a V5 registration document and seven previous MoT test certificates indicating the mileage to be correct (although not warranted), this Cortina Mk. III 2000E is an ideal project and will result in a modern classic that many may reminisce about.
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